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About SeaLink Northern Territory
Sealink NT operates tours and ferry services to remote Northern Territory locations, making them easily accessible everyone. Explore the indigenous community of the Tiwi Islands on a cultural day tour, spend a relaxing day cruising the coast to Crab Claw Island for a seafood buffet lunch or come along for a 45 minute harbour sightseeing tour on Cruise 45.
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Gary P wrote a review 11 Sep
Brighton, Australia63 contributions6 helpful votes
This is a tour for people who wish to explore the art of this area. You are straight off the ferry and into the day. The 'Welcome to Country was wonderful, it was respectful, inclusive and beautifully done. The guides were friendly, welcoming, informative and help with any issues of respect. We loved seeing how the art was created and hearing the story behind each piece.A visit to the church was a good addition to the day. Lunch was fresh and filling. Creating the screen printing was fun but ran on island time. The ferry was clean with coffee and facilities, it was bumpy both ways but we were promised by locals this is not a regular occurrence.
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Vincent wrote a review 9 Sep
Darwin, Australia13 contributions2 helpful votes
Take a step out of your routine , see how it’s done Tiwi style. Learn some history on the walking tour around the community , produce your own screen print or buy some art , or do it all !
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Date of experience: September 2021
Tassiesal wrote a review Aug 2021
Launceston, Australia8 contributions
It was an interesting visit to Tiwi islands today. Ferry takes 21/2 hrs each way. It was choppy and rolling seas on way out but not as rough on way back sutting upstairs in a/c enclosed lounge was great. Welcome to country smoke dance good. The Tiwi people we met were very welcoming and friendly. Morning tea and lunch provided nice basic food. The rest of tour was something you could do yourself. Museum and church interesting. Screen printing a bit disappointing very disorganized and not really a participatory activity. I would recommend visiting the Tiwi Islands but not on tour.
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Megan P wrote a review Jul 2021
20 contributions14 helpful votes
We had always wanted to visit the Tiwi Islands. This tour is not for tourists but is for travellers. This tour is for people who are prepared to experience the reality of a remote community. It is not for people who want to visit a resort style setting and have a ‘cabaret’ style performance of culture. I did the Tiwi by Design tour and my husband was self guided. At the moment the self guided options are limited due to the lack of eating options so if you goose to be self guided pack a lunch. After a welcome smoking ceremony I participated in screen printing with one of the older artists. He talked as he worked and I enjoyed hearing about his family lineage and art experience. After a fresh boxed lunch we walked to the Museum and Church with Nicolas. The museum was really interesting and the Church is a true treasure. The painting and decoration around the altar area is astounding. Tiwi Art has a big selection of carvings, painting and fabric for sale. The prices represent the skill and time invested in the work. The long ferry ride is comfortable and is a good indicator of just how remote the islands are. The Tiwi people were very friendly and welcoming and shared their knowledge. The operators of Tiwi Art were really accommodating. We enjoyed our experience.
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shirley327 wrote a review Jun 2021
Denmark, Australia72 contributions27 helpful votes
We went to the Tiwi Islands. The boats were clean, the staff helpful and they ran on time. Would highly recommend going on the Tiwi Island Cultural tours.
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Date of experience: June 2021